CROC has become the first and only IT company in Russia to be awarded Elite Partner status by Riverbed Technology, a leading global application performance infrastructure player, for the third time in a row. This status confirms the high quality of CROC’s services, which are designed to improve ICT infrastructure efficiency while reducing maintenance costs.
In 2016, CROC, jointly with Riverbed, completed dozens of integrated projects for geographically distributed companies in the finance, mining, oil and gas, instrument making, chemical, and telecom sectors, where customers were interested in business app acceleration, enterprise data network optimization and performance management. CROC’s implementation experience shows that traffic optimization tools significantly reduce traffic volume and communication channel lease costs, while ensuring business process continuity and security.
For example, a recent project for a large oil company resulted in a 2.3 times increase in the rate at which traffic passed through expensive satellite communication channels, thus allowing the customer to transfer large data volumes from an offshore drilling rig involved in exploration work to a land-based data center without delays or operating problems. Moreover, optimization tools helped the customer reduce traffic volume and drastically cut the cost of Mbps.
For the convenience of its customers, CROC offers different options for network optimization and control: on-premise (solution integration with customer’s existing infrastructure), cloud-based, or managed service. In the last case, CROC’s highly qualified specialists completely cover telecom network development, management, and technical support.
"IT projects are clearly becoming more complex, thus resulting in more complex telecom networks. To ensure proper operation of ICT infrastructure, continuous availability of business-critical services, and instant app opening, companies need both special-purpose IT solutions and deep expertise. Therefore, our customers are increasingly choosing managed IT services, which enable them to get rid of non-core functions, monitor service quality, and convert their ICT expenses from CAPEX into OPEX," said Andrey Vrublevsky, Head of Network Optimization and Control Practice, CROC.
In addition, the fact that CROC has its own network lab for testing Riverbed solutions, including SD-WAN Riverbed SteelConnect and Riverbed SteelCentral Aternity, also helped the company qualify for this highest possible partner status. SD-WAN helps companies with multiple branches dramatically cut expenses on costly VPNs by using internet channels only and having LTE as a redundant one, without app degradation. Riverbed SteelCentral Aternity accelerates business processes and improves customer service via app usage monitoring, thus allowing IT specialists to see, in real time, and instantly respond to cases where a contact center agent is facing technical problems while handling customer calls, including slow customer data export from the CRM system, frozen online consultation windows, etc.
"Both Riverbed and CROC are driving innovation and have been fruitfully cooperating since 2009, with CROC being one of our five Elite Partners in Europe for several years now. I believe we will continue to share the same vision, offering Russian businesses the best IT solutions to improve their performance," noted Alexander Stulov, Director in Russia and CIS, Riverbed Technology.
CROC has been working in the IT market since 1992 and is today one of the top ten IT companies (RIA Rating, Kommersant Dengi, Expert Rating Agency, 2015-2016) and the top three consulting businesses (Kommersant Dengi, Expert Rating Agency, 2016) in Russia.
CROC is the number one IT service provider in Russia (PAC, 2015), a leader in IT outsourcing (TAdviser, 2015), application management (PAC, 2015), ERP and EDMS (TAdviser, 2016), telecommunications (Expert Rating Agency, 2016), IaaS (CNews, 2016), and integrated data center, building and facility infrastructures (CNews, 2016). CROC regularly ranks among the top three Russian IT service providers to the finance (TAdviser, 2016), government (PAC, 2015), healthcare, transportation and retail (CNews, 2016), energy and manufacturing (Manufacturing Management portal, 2016) sectors.
In addition, CROC offers services based on its own commercial data centers and its public cloud, and also creates private and hybrid clouds based on either own or client data centers. Indeed, CROC is the only Russian systems integrator with a data center to have received full Tier III certification from the Uptime Institute.
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Riverbed enables organizations to upgrade their networks and applications with industry-leading SD-WAN, application acceleration and visibility solutions. The Riverbed platform allows enterprises to transform application and cloud performance into a competitive advantage by maximizing employee productivity and leveraging IT to create new forms of operational agility. With more than $1 billion in annual revenue, Riverbed’s 28,000+ customers include 97% of Fortune 100 and 98% of Forbes Global 100 companies. Learn more at https://www.riverbed.com.
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